It’s very nearly Chrimbo, so I thought I would amuse myself by taking part in the Book Blogger Hop – run by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Every week, ‘the hop’ starts on a Friday and ends on a Thursday, when participants can access a fresh prompt highlighting a single book-related question. The hop’s objective is to “give bloggers the opportunity to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to [their] own blog”.
This week’s question was submitted by Maria @ A Night’s Dream of Books.
The Question: Which book(s) would you like Santa to bring you this year?
My Answer: Whenever I’m asked what I would like for my birthday or for Christmas, I invariably produce a lengthy list of books itemizing the titles I would dearly love to possess and display on my shelves (as opposed to my Kindle). In the mad frenzy leading up to Christmas, my family and friends are usually grateful to be relieved of the: “Oh God! What shall I give her this year?” worry – plus I’m not left sitting amongst umpteen pairs penguin socks (everyone knows I have a soft spot for penguins), sundry tins of biscuits and a crateload of bubble bath.
I have a wildly varied taste in books and loathe to be asked: “And what is your favourite genre?” With that in mind, I proffer a meagre selection from my ‘most wanted’ list:
Christmas Bibliowants 2017
- Winter by Ali Smith
- Anything featuring Tove Jansson’s Moomins
- Call Me Zebra by Azareen Van der Oloomi
- The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollinghurst
- The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
- Genet: A Biography by Edmund White
- Several Margaret Atwood novels
- Coming Up For Air and Burmese Days by George Orwell
- Matilda by Roald Dahl
- Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari
I will stop before the list becomes unwieldy. There are various journals, pens, organizers and notebooks I would also like to find in my Christmas stocking – but regrettably they don’t belong here.
May I take this opportunity to wish everyone a very bookish Christmas and shelf-packed New Year!